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Day 6 South Island Update

06/01/17

Thursday 6th April 2017

Start time: 9.00am -

Springs Junction to Murchison via Reefton (128kms)

The earthquakes have thrown up a new route for us which you will love. We will be driving from our accommodation in Hanmer Springs to Springs Junction - over the Lewis Pass that takes you on an amazing drive over the Southern Alps. - approximately 1hr drive. Here the ride will begin and you will be sheltered by avenues of age old Beech trees, riding to the tune of fast flowing Alpine rivers that the road tracks. You are now in historical gold mining country that dates back 150 years.

After the finish at Murichison around 1.00pm, we plan a peleton party (weather dependent) before the 1.5 hour drive to Blenheim or onto Picton.


Sunday Star Times Article - 12/04/17

SI News - 05/04/17

TOUR RESULTS - 30/03/17

PRESS RELEASE Over 50 overseas cyclists to join 270 Kiwis on this year's Tour of New Zealand - 24/02/17

EARTHQUAKE UPDATE - 16/11/16

50 ENTRIES LEFT IN NORTH ISLAND COURSE - 28/10/16

SOUTH ISLAND ENTRIES FULL - 29/07/16

JULIAN DEAN joining Tour - 09/06/16

2017 ENTRIES FILLING FAST - 03/06/16

Paul Odlin - Odlin Cycle Coaching - 23/04/16

Team Racebook 2017 now Open - 29/10/15

Track your ride! - 10/04/13


Check out the attached letter from St John Ambulance, thanking participants and sponsors...more than $36k was donated to St John's via the Tour!

Related articles

Dominion Post magazine spread 6/06/2012
Check out part 1 and part 2 of the article.

Bicycles Network Australia article
Part 1 of the article written by Christopher Jones and his video.

James Thomas of Yahoo7! claims that "the Tour of New Zealand will be the greatest ride in the southern hemisphere within 5 years." Check out his article.

Nice article in the Fiordland Advocate
Great job Fiordland Flyers! Check it the article here.


Press releases from the 2012 Tour

Cooper wins Tour of New Zealand deciding criterium around Parliament
23/04/2012

Tour of New Zealand honours on the line in criterium around Parliament
20/04/2012

Williamson impressive on stage six of Tour of New Zealand
19/04/2012

Christchurch Boys High team dominating national cycling tour
18/04/2012